Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Dorme, Nov 11, 2001.
shinguards look great
That's kool. I'm just about to start my shirt either tomorrow or sunday. I finished the pants though!
From this weekend:
I still need a new shirt, pants, belt/pouches, and boots, but at least the shinguards and armbands are done... haha. One day I'll be satisfied with this costume.. I promise.
The shin guards look awsome, but I thought you were gonna make the arm bands the separate peices.
I'm not going to 'separate' the armbands yet... I'm going to try to finish everything else first. The metal I used can be dented easily with a pen, so I'm going to cheat and make the pieces that way.
Oh I see. That's cool. I'm gonna be crazy and attempt the separate peices. I won't start on that though until I'm dont with everything else. I'll tell ya how it works out when I'm done.
I've decided to use expandable pvc instead of the aluminum flashing. I'v painted it with a mettalic silver. It looks really good so far. I just have to put the pieces in some elastic bands, then I'll be done!
Oo take pictures when you're done--I can't wait to see them.
And is that a Boondock Saints quote in your signature??
Heck yea it's Boondock Saints. They're my heros...*sighs* I'm so happy you noticed.
I'll post my pix soon. I should finish them up 2morrow!
how do you make those shin guards?
For mine, I used craft foam. Iycis suggested that, actually. But I got two pieces of 8.5 x 11" foam that was sticky on the back, and two pieces of (I believe) 9 X 12 foam that wasn't. I'm not sure on the actual dimensions of the bigger piece.. it's just bigger than the other ones.
I used a manila envelope to make the template.. I actually cut the bottom off of it and stuck my leg through to see how tall I wanted it to be. Then I drew the design on it. Once I had the template done, I cut the bigger piece in the shape of the shinguard itself, and cut the small piece to go with the template--that is, I did all the cut-outs here. Then I spray painted them and stuck the top piece to the bottom piece.
I used what I can best describe as "webbing" for the straps.. it's like the stuff they use on backpack straps. I glued the bigger pieces of webbing on the top and bottom, and then cut holes in the big shinguard (after the whole thing was stuck together) to weave the smaller pieces through. They velcro together with industrial strength velcro, but I'd suggest using something stronger than the adhesive (like sewing them on there), because my velcro is starting to come off on the edges.
I hope that helps. The foam held up pretty well the first time I wore them.. I wore them for almost two days straight and they're still going strong. It was a cheap way to do it, too.. I think I figured that each shinguard (minus paint) cost between $2-$4 each. I'm hoping to make sturdier ones soon, not because I'm not happy with mine, but because I don't want them to fall apart. It was actually a whole lot easier than I thought it would be to make these.. the only thing I didn't make were the leg-warmer things that go underneath--her boots aren't knee-high so they added fabric around her leg to make it look like they are.
Yay! I finished my arm bands. (Well for now). I'm prolly gonna fix them up later on down the road. I really want to make them out of metal. But this is what I have for now:
armbands look awesome thats the one thing i still want to redo on mine, whats expandible pvc?
my friend made my shinguards out of sintra, it wasn't that expensive, just $30 for the sheet of sintra. i have [link=http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d59/liannb/Costumes/]pics[/link] of them and the templates just ignore the boromir pics
thank you senator__padme & liannb
Tally, your armbands look great!
I hope to make a more permanent version of the shinguards soon.. maybe just use sintra as the base and keep the foam on top. I haven't really thought that through yet. ^_^ Gotta worry about redoing everything else first...
Thanx guys...they took me forever to do (especially since I'm working all the time).
liannb: Sintra is just the brand name for the material called expandable PVC, so it's the same as those shin guards. Which, by the way, look amazing. Your friend did an excellent job!
thanks, it was a lot of work.
I just looked at the pictures today (I'm on dial-up at home.. grr,) and those look AMAZING.
Yay I'm done!!!!! Well, almost. I still need to dye the boots to match the belt, make a hair peice and iron the pants....but here ya go!!! It was my first time sewing..so be gentle please!
P.S. ignore the henna...I work at universal and that's my job.
Good job! Did you use a pattern for the shirt? Last weekend I got fabric for my new shirt and I hope to start sewing on it soon..
I used the simplicity pattern that's made for this costume...but I had to modefy it. I wanted mine to have every seam just like her's and the pattern has it different. I'm glad you like it
Wouldn't it be great if someone get really close to this outfit as to see things not seen easily from the movie or photos or display?
Darn! I need a PC and Internet Access again to see *them*........
Umm....I dunno if that's supposed to be a perverted remark or not. If not...I used the book Dressing the Galaxy to see the seams so that I could make all of my seams just like hers.
Ok I want to do this outfit. I managed to get the simplicity pattern. I know the fabric is white, and the boots are grey. I have seen places that sell them, so not worried about getting boots. I am battling with a battleaxe over the cape fabric. I am doing this one before it gets ripped. So I am including that. She went out and bought this fabric that does not come even close to what it needs to be. Didn't do it with my approval. I know on padawansguide.com someone used a table runner. Any other suggestions on fabric? I had found a terry cloth type fabric that actually looked really close to the real one.